Skip navigation
× You have 2 more free articles available this month. Subscribe today.

$16,000 Settlement in Seattle Wrongful Imprisonment Claim

Washington State’s King County paid $16,000 to settle the civil rights suit of Christopher L. Larson, who was due to be released from the Olympia City Jail on June 27, 2004, but a computer check revealed that Larson had an outstanding warrant in King County. The warrant at issue was for a case that Larson had been sentenced for, served his time on, fulfilled the judgment and completed probation. Due to the faulty record-keeping of King County, Larson was incarcerated at the King County Jail for 25 days and was laid off his job.

Represented by Kent attorney Raymond V. Gessel, Larson settled the case on January 31, 2006 for $15,000 in damages and $1,000 in costs. The documents related to this claim are available on PLN’s website. See: Larson v. King County, USDC, W.D. Wash., No. C05-0219RSM.

As a digital subscriber to Prison Legal News, you can access full text and downloads for this and other premium content.

Subscribe today

Already a subscriber? Login

Related legal case

Larson v. King County

Please see the brief bank for documents related to this case.